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Sale 1063 — United States Postal History

Sale Date — Thursday-Friday, 19-20 December, 2013

Category — Confederate Autographs incl. Davis, Lee and Jackson

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2100
 
Sale Number 1063, Lot Number 2100, Confederate Autographs incl. Davis, Lee and JacksonJefferson Davis, Jefferson DavisJefferson Davis. 3-page letter penned in Davis's hand (unsigned), datelined "Beauvoir, 26th May (1879)" to Confederate General Edward C. Walthall, docketed on back "Pres. Davis Memo for Gen. Hood 26 May 1879", contents relate to a recently published book by the late General Richard Taylor (son of Zachary Taylor) about the Tennessee campaign in 1864, full transcript included

VERY FINE POST-WAR LETTER FROM CONFEDERATE PRESIDENT JEFFERSON DAVIS DISCUSSING GENERAL JOHN BELL HOOD AND THE 1864 FRANKLIN-NASHVILLE CAMPAIGN.

This letter contains fascinating content by President Davis critiquing General Taylor's book and asks that General Walthall tell General Hood that he had recently called but failed to find him. In relation to the failed campaign against William Tecumseh Sherman's army, Davis states "So I told you when the matter passed beyond the stage at which the pursuit of Sherman was feasible, I was one of those who wished more than was expected from the invasion of Tennessee and objected to the tone of unmeasured censure heaped upon it after the failure."

E. 2,000-3,000
1,000
2101
 
Sale Number 1063, Lot Number 2101, Confederate Autographs incl. Davis, Lee and JacksonJefferson Davis, Jefferson DavisJefferson Davis. 2-1/2-page letter on Confederate States of America Executive Department stationery, dated October 17, 1862, addressed to General Braxton Bragg and signed "your's Jefferson Davis", wonderful content congratulating Bragg for his service in Kentucky and continuing with an analysis of the military situation, stating his hope that the enemy could be driven from the C.S.A. interior before all the resources of his country declined, and that Kentucky "will prove worthy of our love and her own proud traditions"

VERY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING CIVIL WAR LETTER FROM CONFEDERATE PRESIDENT JEFFERSON DAVIS TO ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE COMMANDER, GENERAL BRAXTON BRAGG, IN THE AFTERMATH OF HIS 1862 KENTUCKY CAMPAIGN.

This letter was written just after the Battle of Perryville, which was the culmination of the Confederate Heartland Offensive, or Kentucky Campaign. Bragg won a tactical victory against Union General Don Carlos Buell's Army of the Ohio, but withdrew to Tennessee soon thereafter. The Union retained control of Kentucky thereafter for the remainder of the War.

E. 3,000-4,000
5,000
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2102
c
Sale Number 1063, Lot Number 2102, Confederate Autographs incl. Davis, Lee and JacksonJefferson Davis, Jefferson DavisJefferson Davis. Folded cover faintly addressed "Private for President Davis, Richmond Virginia", franked with 10c Blue, Die B (12), entire front with writing by Davis lamenting that "hostile parties have the power to blacken the good name of our officer by secret aspersion of him to me", "JD" initials on stamp and dated "29 Dec. '64", this was written shortly before General Hood resigned as commander of the Army of the Tennessee, replaced by General Richard Taylor

E. 300-400
1,200
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2103
 
Sale Number 1063, Lot Number 2103, Confederate Autographs incl. Davis, Lee and JacksonRobert E. Lee, Robert E. LeeRobert E. Lee. One-page autograph letter signed "R E Lee" and datelined "Near Petersburg 19 Decr '64", to Miss Lucy Minnegerode, a young family acquaintance of General Lee's, some splitting along horizontal fold, otherwise in excellent condition

A REMARKABLE WARTIME LETTER FROM CONFEDERATE GENERAL ROBERT E. LEE, REVEALING HIS REMARKABLE COMPASSION AND SYMPATHY FOR THE GREAT PERSONAL LOSS AND SUFFERING OF SOLDIERS AND THEIR FAMILIES.

The letter reads: "Near Petersburg 19 Decr '64

My dear Miss Lucy

I have just recd your note of the 17th Inst., requesting a leave of absence for Mr. Leigh Robinson, in order that he may spend Xmas with you. It will give me peculiar pleasure to comply with your wishes in this instance & I hope nothing will occur to prevent his leaving his Compy. Every indulgence should be accorded, compatible with the interest of the Service, to one whose sacrifice to his Country has been so great. Yet how happy are his noble brothers in their quiet bed, side by side! Who can wish them back to this life of trial & adversity? I did see your sorrow my Sweet Child on the Sunday you refer to. I knew the Cause & my grief was mingled with yours. The death of every man in this army cuts me to the heart. May God in his great mercy receive those appointed to die, & may he take you & all yours in his holy keeping.

Very truly yours

R E Lee

Lucy Minnegerode was the young daughter of Reverend Charles Minnegerode, the rector of St. Paul's Church in Richmond, and a social acquaintance of the Lee family. The subject of General Lee's and Lucy's correspondence, Leigh Robinson, was the son of Conway Robinson and Susan Selden Leigh, family friends of the Minnegerodes. Leigh's two brothers were killed in action prior to this exchange of letters: William Colston Robinson on Oct. 14 1863, at the Battle of Bristoe Station, and Cary Robinson on October 27, 1864, near Boydtown Plank Road. General Lee's reference to Lucy's sorrow is tied to her friend Cary's death, and his rhetorical question, "Yet how happy are his noble brothers in their quiet bed, side by side! Who can wish them back to this life of trial & adversity?," is a direct reference to Leigh's two fallen brothers. By granting Lucy's request, General Lee showed remarkable compassion, and he reveals his great emotional pain over the loss of his beloved troops after years of war. Four months after writing this letter, General Lee would offer his sword to General Grant at Appomattox.

E. 15,000-20,000
27,000
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2104
c
Sale Number 1063, Lot Number 2104, Confederate Autographs incl. Davis, Lee and JacksonRobert E. Lee, Robert E. LeeRobert E. Lee. Small narrow cover addressed entirely in Lee's hand to his daughter-in-law "Mrs. Wm. H. Fitzhugh Lee, White House, Tungstall's Depot, R. & York river R.R., New Kent Co., Virginia", 5c Green, Stone 1 (1), full to ample margins, tied by part strike of "Richmond Va. Jan. 3" (1862) circular datestamp, sealed tear across bottom left corner of stamp (nearly invisible), slight toning

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE CONFEDERATE STAMPED COVER ADDRESSED BY GENERAL ROBERT E. LEE TO HIS DAUGHTER-IN-LAW, CHARLOTTE, AT WHITE HOUSE, THE FAMILY ESTATE IN VIRGINIA AND FORMER RESIDENCE OF GEORGE AND MARTHA WASHINGTON. MONTHS LATER, IN MAY 1862, THE ESTATE WAS TAKEN OVER BY UNION GENERAL McCLELLAN AND USED AS HIS HEADQUARTERS.

White House, the first home of George and Martha Washington, was inherited by William H. Fitzhugh Lee, son of General Robert E. Lee. In March 1862, two months after this cover was mailed, General Lee wrote to his wife, who was staying at White House, expressing his concern that the property might become too dangerous to inhabit. Two months after that, Lee's concern proved prescient, as McClellan's army move into Virginia's Tidewater region and captured White House, turning it into McClellan's headquarters.

E. 2,000-3,000
4,750
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2105
c
Sale Number 1063, Lot Number 2105, Confederate Autographs incl. Davis, Lee and JacksonPierre Goustave Toutant Beauregard, Pierre Goustave Toutant BeauregardPierre Goustave Toutant Beauregard. Long docketing in his hand and signed "G. T. Beauregard", datelined "Charlotte N.C. March 3/65", contents discuss furlough request from 8th Texas Cavalry that will "go into effect as soon as the present emergency permits", some erased pencil notations, still Very Fine, late use, Beauregard and Johnston met with Jefferson Davis on April 13 to convince him the war needed to end and he was part of Johnston's surrender to Sherman near Durham N.C. on April 26, 1865, less than two months after this was written

E. 1,000-1,500
650
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2106
 
Sale Number 1063, Lot Number 2106, Confederate Autographs incl. Davis, Lee and JacksonPierre Goustave Toutant Beauregard, Pierre Goustave Toutant BeauregardPierre Goustave Toutant Beauregard. 4-page autograph letter signed "G. T. Beauregard" and datelined "New York Oct. 2, 1878", addressed to General Ruggles and defending his actions at the Battle of Shiloh, incl. "Colonel Johnston even oversteps the period of his biography in order to contend that our failure to carry Grant's position...was due to my recall of the troops. This stale story which originated in an intrigue against me he revamps and enlarges...", other interesting contents relating to the battle, few negligible toned spots, Very Fine, fascinating contents

E. 1,000-1,500
800
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2107
c
Sale Number 1063, Lot Number 2107, Confederate Autographs incl. Davis, Lee and JacksonPierre Goustave Toutant Beauregard, Pierre Goustave Toutant BeauregardPierre Goustave Toutant Beauregard. Signed docketing in his hand "Belle Fair Mills Va., 18th June 61Rec'd. Gen'l Beauregard. Requesting a pass on the R.R. & offering his son's services", fresh and Very Fine

E. 200-300
350
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2108
 
Sale Number 1063, Lot Number 2108, Confederate Autographs incl. Davis, Lee and JacksonBraxton Bragg, Braxton BraggBraxton Bragg. 2-page autograph letter signed "Braxton Bragg", datelined at New Orleans on Jan. 31, 1868, contents incl. personal extract from his journal regarding his position during the Battle of Chaplin Hills at Perryville Ky. on Oct. 8, 1862, Very Fine

E. 500-750
425
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2109
 
Sale Number 1063, Lot Number 2109, Confederate Autographs incl. Davis, Lee and JacksonBraxton Bragg, Braxton BraggBraxton Bragg. Signature "Braxton Bragg Genl. Comdg." at bottom of two-page accounting of number of men and generals and deficits for Army of Mississippi (Hardee), Army of West (Price) and a few others, Very Fine, interesting document apparently circa July 1862

E. 300-400
450
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2110
 
Sale Number 1063, Lot Number 2110, Confederate Autographs incl. Davis, Lee and Jackson(Braxton Bragg), (Braxton Bragg)(Braxton Bragg). Broadside/circular with "Head Quarters, Department, No. 2. Glasgow, KY, Sept. 14, 1862", notice offers residents the chance to join and "we come not as conquerors or as despoilers, but to restore to you the liberties of which you have been deprived by a cruel and relentless foe", light folds, Very Fine and interesting piece of war propaganda

E. 200-300
1,300
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2111
 
Sale Number 1063, Lot Number 2111, Confederate Autographs incl. Davis, Lee and JacksonSimon Bolivar Buckner, Simon Bolivar BucknerSimon Bolivar Buckner. Confederate general and later Governor of Kentucky, signature "S. B. Buckner" on Masonic Savings Bank check dated May 11, 1875, with 2c Revenue with Buckner's initials and dated, cut cancels, Very Fine

E. 150-200
80
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2112
 
Sale Number 1063, Lot Number 2112, Confederate Autographs incl. Davis, Lee and JacksonSimon Bolivar Buckner, Simon Bolivar BucknerSimon Bolivar Buckner. Confederate general and later Governor of Kentucky, signature "S. B. Buckner" on Masonic Savings Bank check dated Nov. 27, 1875, with 2c Revenue with Buckner's initials and dated, cut cancels, Very Fine

E. 100-150
70
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2113
 
Sale Number 1063, Lot Number 2113, Confederate Autographs incl. Davis, Lee and JacksonSimon Bolivar Buckner, Simon Bolivar BucknerSimon Bolivar Buckner. Confederate general and later Governor of Kentucky, signature "S. B. Buckner" on Masonic Savings Bank check dated Nov. 4, 1875, with 2c Revenue with Buckner's initials and dated, cut cancels, Very Fine

E. 150-200
70
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2114
 
Sale Number 1063, Lot Number 2114, Confederate Autographs incl. Davis, Lee and JacksonSimon Bolivar Buckner, Simon Bolivar BucknerSimon Bolivar Buckner. Confederate general and later Governor of Kentucky, two items, incl. signature "S. B. Buckner" on Masonic Savings Bank check dated Oct. 2, 1875, with 2c Revenue with Buckner's initials and dated, cut cancels, Very Fine, second item is handstamp paid cover from Chattanooga Ten. in Aug. 1862 with soldier's endorsement from Jefferson Artillery which was part of Buckner's 3rd Division, few toned spots, Very Fine

E. 300-400
100
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2115
 
Sale Number 1063, Lot Number 2115, Confederate Autographs incl. Davis, Lee and JacksonJohn Porter Hatch, John Porter HatchJohn Porter Hatch. Union general who assumed military command of Charleston in Feb. 1865 following the city's surrender, signature "Jno. P. Hatch" at bottom of one-page letter dated April 23, 1865, and addressed to Major John Jenkins as commander of Confederate forces in Orangeburg S.C., reads in part "Your letter of the 21st inst. announcing a truce between Generals Sherman and Johnston is received. Information had previously been received here from General Sherman, that a Convention had been made by the terms of which the Confederate armies are to disband....the forces under my command will be instructed to cease offensive operations...", some toning, Very Fine, great contents

E. 150-200
850
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2116
 
Sale Number 1063, Lot Number 2116, Confederate Autographs incl. Davis, Lee and JacksonThomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson, Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" JacksonThomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson. One-page autograph letter signed "T. J. Jackson" and dated March 14, 1863, to Brig. General R. H. Chilton, Assistant Adjutant and Inspector General, Army of Northern Virginia, contents reads in part "Please have two of Anderson's Brigades moved up to the W.S. Ford as soon as the roads will permit and have such disposition made of them as will be best calculated to prevent the enemy from crossing the Rappahannock", small tear at upper left reinforced with scotch tape

A RARE MILITARY LETTER FROM THE CELEBRATED CONFEDERATE GENERAL "STONEWALL" JACKSON, ORDERING ANDERSON'S BRIDAGE TO MOVE TO A POSITION "CALCULATED TO PREVENT THE ENEMY FROM CROSSING THE RAPPAHANNOCK".

The Rappahannock River was a key military objective for both sides, which culminated in the Battle of Chancellorsville, which was one of General Robert E. Lee's most decisive victories over a much larger Union force. Jackson died on May 10, 1863, shortly after this was written, from complications of gunshot wounds mistakenly inflicted by Confederate lookouts on May 2.

E. 7,500-10,000
10,500
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2117
 
Sale Number 1063, Lot Number 2117, Confederate Autographs incl. Davis, Lee and JacksonBushrod Johnson, Bushrod JohnsonBushrod Johnson. Ohio-born Confederate general, 4-page letter signed "B.R. Johnson" as Brigadier General, datelined "Columbus Miss. April 12th 1862", contents discuss pieces taken during the battle of the 6th of April (Battle of Shiloh), also talks about detailed troop movements during the battle and his inability to bring his brigade together into action, Very Fine, fascinating contents relating to this important battle

E. 500-750
650
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2118
 
Sale Number 1063, Lot Number 2118, Confederate Autographs incl. Davis, Lee and JacksonAlbert Sydney Johnston, Albert Sydney JohnstonAlbert Sydney Johnston. One-page autograph letter signed "A.S. Johnston" as U.S. Brigadier General datelined "Louisville Ky. October 31st 1860", contents discuss transferring his pay, Very Fine, scarce, Johnston was a general in the Texas, U.S. and Confederate armies, at the outbreak of the Civil War he was commander of the U.S. Army Department of the Pacific in California but he resigned his commission after the secession of his home state of Texas

E. 500-750
275
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2119
 
Sale Number 1063, Lot Number 2119, Confederate Autographs incl. Davis, Lee and JacksonJoseph Eggleston Johnston, Joseph Eggleston JohnstonJoseph Eggleston Johnston. Confederate general, 2-page autograph letter signed "J.E. Johnston", datelined "Greensboro April 22nd 1865", sent to General Buckner during the closing days of the war, contents reads in part "In expectation of the conclusion of peace very soon, Major General Wheeler desires to be prepared for foreign service...", one side with note signed by General Wade Hampton seconding the recommendation, Very Fine, Johnston was the highest-ranking officer of the U.S. military to resign his commission and join the Confederacy, he surrendered to Sherman just four days later, on April 26

E. 750-1,000
850
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2120
 
Sale Number 1063, Lot Number 2120, Confederate Autographs incl. Davis, Lee and JacksonJoseph Eggleston Johnston, Joseph Eggleston JohnstonJoseph Eggleston Johnston. Confederate general, 2-page autograph letter signed "J.E. Johnston", datelined "Savannah Nov. 17th 1875", addressed to Colonel Nicholson, interesting war-related contents incl. "The Count...called Genl. Beauregard 'Commander-in-chief', in writing of the battle of Manassas, although it is evident he has read my official report...his account of the affairs of rear guard, at Williamsburg is treated as if the Confederate army had adapted to the line of Fort Magruder for that of Yorktown.", fresh and Very Fine post-war letter discussing wartime events, Johnston was the highest-ranking officer of the U.S. military to resign his commission and join the Confederacy

E. 750-1,000
500
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2121
 
Sale Number 1063, Lot Number 2121, Confederate Autographs incl. Davis, Lee and JacksonStephen Dill Lee, Stephen Dill LeeStephen Dill Lee. One-page autograph letter signed as Lieutenant General "S.L. Lee", datelined "Augusta Geo. March 18th 1865" to General J. E. Johnston in Raleigh N.C., "Command moved from this place this morning-delay caused by want of arms, second part of letter with dateline of same day suggests communication partly thru telegraph, Very Fine, Lee was the youngest Confederate lieutenant general in the Civil War, this was sent very late in the war

E. 400-500
225
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2122
 
Sale Number 1063, Lot Number 2122, Confederate Autographs incl. Davis, Lee and JacksonJames Longstreet, James LongstreetJames Longstreet. One-page autograph letter signed "James Longstreet", datelined "Gainesville Ga. 9th July 1890", contents decline request for his letters, Very Fine

E. 300-400
325
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2123
 
Sale Number 1063, Lot Number 2123, Confederate Autographs incl. Davis, Lee and JacksonGideon Johnson Pillow, Gideon Johnson PillowGideon Johnson Pillow. 2-page autograph letter signed "Gidn. J. Pillow" as major general, datelined "Head Quarters, Army Tenn., Memphis, July 3rd 1861", addressed to Brigadier General Cheatham, contents incl. "I will order up a company from Trenton to complete the organization of the regiment being formed at your encampment. If Captain Whitsill & Lowery fail to bring their companies up to the minimum prescribed by law to wit 64 privates, the privates having been mustered into service will have to be (combined) to make one company...", Very Fine letter sent at the beginning of hostilities, Pillow was a senior major general in the Tennessee Militia as of May 9, 1861, but was appointed a brigadier general just a few days after this was sent, on July 9

E. 400-500
400
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2124
 
Sale Number 1063, Lot Number 2124, Confederate Autographs incl. Davis, Lee and JacksonGideon Johnson Pillow, Gideon Johnson PillowGideon Johnson Pillow. One-page letter signed "Gid. J. Pillow" as brigadier general, datelined "Head Quarters, 1st Division Western Dept., Columbus Ky., Nov. 18-61", sent to Brigadier General C.F. Smith at Paducah requesting by flag of truce safe passage for General A. S. Johnston's two sisters and niece, Very Fine

E. 500-750
375
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2125
 
Sale Number 1063, Lot Number 2125, Confederate Autographs incl. Davis, Lee and JacksonJohn Pope, John PopeJohn Pope. Union general, one-page autograph letter signed "Jno. Pope", datelined "Washington D.C. July 18 62" and sent to Capt. Henry Walke, commander of the gunboat Carondelet near Vicksburg, contents reads in part "The Senate adjourned yesterday, so that it is too late for any immediate action. Be assured that I will endeavor, as far as it is in my power, to remedy a wrong which has been done to a most gallant and meritorious officer....", Very Fine, the recipient joined Commodore Foote's flotilla in the Mississippi in Sept. 1861 and was assigned to the Carondelet in January 1862 where he was conspicuous in the battles at Fort Pillow and Memphis, he was made a captain two days prior to the writing of this letter

E. 750-1,000
300
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2126
 
Sale Number 1063, Lot Number 2126, Confederate Autographs incl. Davis, Lee and JacksonDaniel Ruggles, Daniel RugglesDaniel Ruggles. Major general in Confederate army, one-page autograph letter signed "Daniel Ruggles", sent to Brigadier General S. D. Lee, datelined "Corinth 11 March" (1862) at bottom, reads in part "The water having fallen I would recommend turning the heavy guns over to Brig. Gen. Chalmers to establish a battery below Bear Creek", other interesting contents, Very Fine

E. 400-500
350
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2127
 
Sale Number 1063, Lot Number 2127, Confederate Autographs incl. Davis, Lee and JacksonDaniel Ruggles, Daniel RugglesDaniel Ruggles. Major general in Confederate army, small one-page autograph letter signed "Daniel Ruggles" from Grenada and dated June 15 (1862), addressed to General Beauregard at Tupelo Miss., contents reads "Telegram received & continue to press the evacuation of Grenada. On reaching Jackson request permission to go to Richmond. Please answer.", Very Fine

E. 400-500
225
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2128
 
Sale Number 1063, Lot Number 2128, Confederate Autographs incl. Davis, Lee and JacksonThomas H. Rosser to Daniel Ruggles, Thomas H. Rosser to Daniel RugglesThomas H. Rosser to Daniel Ruggles. South-Western Telegraph Company stationery dated June 3, 1862, at Memphis, signed by Rosser "Th. H. Rosser" as colonel, sent to General Ruggles at Grenada and asking "Did you get my dispatches sent today? I much desire to know the plan you have. Will cooperate I suppose with Genl. Villepigue's force there will be fifteen hundred here when they arrive. I am in the office. Have no force here of any moment", some soiling, still Very Fine

E. 400-500
225
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2129
 
Sale Number 1063, Lot Number 2129, Confederate Autographs incl. Davis, Lee and JacksonEdmund Kirby Smith, Edmund Kirby SmithEdmund Kirby Smith. One-page autograph letter signed "E. Kirby Smith" datelined "HdQrs. Depart. E. Tennessee, Knoxville, August 10th 1862", to Brig. General Thomas Jordan, reads "I have the honor to forward to you the enclosed letter from Col. Jno. H. Morgan. The force under Genl. Buell is evidently overestimated.", Very Fine

E. 400-500
375
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2130
 
Sale Number 1063, Lot Number 2130, Confederate Autographs incl. Davis, Lee and JacksonEdmund Kirby Smith, Edmund Kirby SmithEdmund Kirby Smith. One-page autograph letter signed "E. Kirby Smith" and datelined "Sewanee Nov. 23, 1891", few file folds, Very Fine, Smith was the oldest surviving full general of the Confederacy

E. 400-500
225
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2131
 
Sale Number 1063, Lot Number 2131, Confederate Autographs incl. Davis, Lee and JacksonAlexander H. Stephens, Alexander H. StephensAlexander H. Stephens. 2-page autograph letter signed "Alexander Stephens", datelined "Crawfordville Ga. 11 Feb. 1863" and addressed to Linton Stephens, mostly family contents, some toning, still Very Fine

E. 200-300
200
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2132
 
Sale Number 1063, Lot Number 2132, Confederate Autographs incl. Davis, Lee and JacksonAlex P. Stuart, Alex P. StuartAlex P. Stuart. Confederate general, 3-page autograph letter signed on Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Park Commission stationery, dated March 8, 1897, from Chickamauga, answers question concerning the interference of states' rights doctrines with the free movement of Confederate troops during the Civil War and ends with his opinion as to why the South lost the war "...Mr. Davis was too much a constitutional leader to be a successful Revolutionary leader. This was one element of failure. Other are the lack of adequate supply of arms and ammunition at the beginning, the failure to employ the negro in the Army, as teamster, cook....", Very Fine, fascinating contents

E. 400-500
300
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2133
 
Sale Number 1063, Lot Number 2133, Confederate Autographs incl. Davis, Lee and JacksonEarl Van Dorn, Earl Van DornEarl Van Dorn. One-page autograph letter signed "Earl Van Dorn"" to General Breckinridge, datelined "Jackson Miss. August 25 1862"interesting contents reads "The enclosed dispatch from Bragg explains itself. You will not have time to reach him. Organize your division as soon as possible and let us push on with Price...I go to Vicksburg for a few days.", minor soiling Very Fine

E. 300-400
300
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2134
 
Sale Number 1063, Lot Number 2134, Confederate Autographs incl. Davis, Lee and JacksonWilliam Henry Talbot Walker, William Henry Talbot WalkerWilliam Henry Talbot Walker. Small one-page autograph letter signed "Wm. Walker" undated and recommending leave of absence, Very Fine, also incl. a letter from 1862 addressed to him requesting the leave

E. 150-200
80
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2135
 
Sale Number 1063, Lot Number 2135, Confederate Autographs incl. Davis, Lee and JacksonJoseph Wheeler, Joseph WheelerJoseph Wheeler. Senior cavalry general in Army of Tennessee, one-page autograph letter signed "J. Wheeler" dated Feb. 1, 1865 near Lawtonville, contents incl. notes on troop movements of the opposing force and concludes "My courier line with Charleston is cut off for the present", some soiling and acidification, still Very Fine

E. 400-500
350
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2136
 
Sale Number 1063, Lot Number 2136, Confederate Autographs incl. Davis, Lee and JacksonFelix Kirk Zollicoffer, Felix Kirk ZollicofferFelix Kirk Zollicoffer. 2-page autograph letter signed "F P Zollicoffer", datelined "Washington June 2/58", pre-war letter discusses not being able to take political action to give free franking privilege to state libraries, few age spots, still Very Fine

E. 500-750
450
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2137
 
Confederate Signatures. Exhibit-style pages of Confederate-related signatures, incl. cut-outs of Zollicoffer, Breckinridge, Rosecrans, Wade Hampton, A. S. Johnston, Braxton Bragg, John Bell Hood, J. M. Palmer, Schofield, S. D. Lee, W. A. Quarles, Joseph E. Brown (Governor of Georgia), one-page autograph letter signed by Humphrey Marshall, Daniel Harvey Hill, J. E. Johnston, Gist, also few covers addressed to better brigades, overall Fine-Very Fine and useful group

E. 750-1,000
4,500
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